alternatives for changing logon screen

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by muzikool, May 26, 2003.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I searched around a bit, but couldn't find an exact answer for this. If I download a logon theme... let's say for ThemeXP... is there a way to apply the logon screen without having to install a separate piece of software? Will Resource Hacker do this, or can I manually do it in Windows? I don't want some logon randomizer or any such app having to run at startup or in the background... if I can get around it. :)
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    It's possible through the registry:

    Go to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Look for the value UIHost and change the value to the path of your new logon file. So, if the new logon file is at C:\Downloads\newlogonui.exe change the value of UIHost to C:\Downloads\newlogonui.exe